Textron Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Textron Chairman, President and CEO Scott C. Donnelly
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Pros
  • Company offers reasonable work-life balance and time-off policies (in 5 reviews)

  • Good company overall with some opportunity for improvement (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • The business units seem preoccupied with narrow markets (in 3 reviews)

  • Textron is a very process oriented and slow moving company (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resource Intern in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Human Resource Intern in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Textron

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly. good work environment. They are great to their interns!

    Cons

    There is not much to say negative about this place. Everyone I talk to knows someone who has worked there and stayed with the company for many years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what youre doing. Very involved and personable making everyone in the company feel important

  2. Sr Program Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was interesting work with a company that did not have a lot of politics or BS. Just trying to get the job done.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth and thus not a lot of opportunity. Looking at the news, they have gotten back on a path that looks more steady.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Not rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer

    I have been working at Textron full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun product outcomes. Positive upper management. Meetings are fun when management leads.

    Cons

    Very slow work pace. Not rewarding on s daily basis. Department managers are clueless on their staff positions and expertise.

    Advice to Management

    More work less staff

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  5. Always good to me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay is very good to start

    Cons

    management can be bone heads

  6. Helpful (1)

    No growth potential.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most positions pay above average salaries. Offers best vision insurance available. Medical insurance is decent but costs quite a bit out of pocket for employees.

    Cons

    Company doesn't care about their employees. Upper management brings in friends from other companies instead of promoting qualified employees from within. Hard work and dedication is not rewarded. Employees that blow the whistle on management are retaliated against.

  7. Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    they build fun products and.

    Cons

    The pay is a little low.

  8. good talk, poor execution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Technical in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Textron full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good outlook on state of business, solid benefits

    Cons

    depends on team. some good managers. best employees no longer around. over worked under paid. little to no recognition. no room for advancement. company has poor reputation of follow through making it hard for us on the front line doing the work.

    Advice to Management

    sit down with employees to discuss their needs, goals and aspirations. very unfortunate to see so many good people fail, leave or be let go because of incompetent leadership.

  9. Helpful (1)

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work environment. the company is growing, they are taking on a lot of younger employees and there seems to be a lot of mobility between departments. management does a great job of incentivizing and mentoring junior employees.

    Cons

    there seems to be some rigidity in how the company does certain things that may not be the most efficient. certain procedures may not be the best way of going about things.

  10. meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Accountant in Providence, RI

    I worked at Textron

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global opportunity; decent pay; decent hours

    Cons

    stodgy culture; small raises; no stock options until management

    Advice to Management

    none

  11. Children's center

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron

    Pros

    It had Great benefits, great staff!

    Cons

    Well they closed the children's center. It was a great place and fully enrolled.

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